Date: Feb-Mar 2011

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Making Wine From Juice

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You may be curious about a way of making wine intermediate between using fresh fruit and making kit wines. Increasingly popular, the hobby of making wine from grape juice comes in two


Sauvignon Blanc: The ‘wild white”

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Sauvignon Blanc originated in the Loire Valley of France, and people started cultivating it as a wine grape starting sometime in the 19th century.

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Can I Reduce Tannins in a Wine Kit Without Aging?

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I seem to have extracted too much tannin during primary fermentation of my Cellar Craft Carmenère kit because the must is quite tannic and bitter. This is probably because instead of just

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Can I Salvage an Oak Barrel if I Burned a Sulfur Stick While the Barrel Was Wet?

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In a recent issue of WineMaker, I read with some alarm your caution against burning sulfur sticks in a wet barrel. Not only did I make that error (in three beautiful, one-year-old

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The MLF manufacturer’s instructions say the wine should be less than 15 ppm. Isn’t that risking spoilage?

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I always put my Zinfandel through malolactic fermentation. The manufacturer’s instructions say the wine should be less than 15 ppm. Isn’t that risking spoilage? I add about 1/4 tsp of sulfite per

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Oak Barrel Chemistry

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The benefits of fermenting or aging wine in toasted oak barrels are indisputable and unmatched by any other type of wood. Not only do oak compounds impart aromas and flavors as well


Barrel Cleaning, Kit Wine Tannins: Wine Wizard

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  Wine Wizard In a recent issue of WineMaker, I read with some alarm your caution against burning sulfur sticks in a wet barrel. Not only did I make that error (in

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A Vineyard Education

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Back in 1995 I took my first viticulture course. I had returned from a short stint as a college instructor in Northern Minnesota, which proved a bit too cold for a third


“Hip” Winemaking: Dry Finish

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It was February of 2009 when our fascination with winemaking began. My wife Jan and I had planned on making rhubarb as our initial batch. The fruit had been waiting patiently in


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